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signet-ring

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    AF.505

  • Description

    Silver signet-ring: bezel a large applied disc with incised backward-glancing animal, a palm branch above its head and letter T under its belly; punched dots around it; beaded wire border; three pellets on each shoulder; hoop a rod terminating under bezel in 2 pairs of flat scrolls.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 2.5 centimetres
    • Diameter: 0.8 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front
      • Inscription Transliteration

        T
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Dalton 1912, Catalogue of Finger Rings, no. 166:
    For the scrolled ends of the hoop, cf. the gold ring from Mâcon (Deloche, 'Anneaux sigillaires', p. 25.

  • Bibliography

    • Dalton 1912 166 bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Damaged edge.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    AF.505


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